I'm always excited whenever I buy a new Tom Ford lipstick, but I'm even more excited when it's a shade that's only available in certain countries! :)
23 Bare Peach is among the 3 shades that are Asia-exclusive (the other two shades are 21 Naked Coral, which I plan to buy very soon, and 22 Forbidden Pink). I picked up Bare Peach when I visited Thailand last month. I was actually planning to buy Naked Coral also but it was out of stock at the time (so sad – oh well!). I suppose another trip is in order? :D
Similar to the rest of Tom Ford lipstick, Bare Peach is made in Belgium and comes in a dark brown, squared packaging with gold trimming and a TF initial engraved on the cap. The formula is strongly-fragranced with a signature sweet vanilla scent. The smell is divine but dissipates rather quickly.
True to its name, Bare Peach is just that, a peach. Not peachy pink, not beige-y peach, just peach. With lots and lots of ultra fine multi-colored shimmer. I actually looked at the lipstick up close with a magnifying glass and I wish you could see all the beautiful shimmer in it — literally breathtaking! :)
I'd describe its finish as half frost, half metallic (due to the high shimmer content). It has a slight sheen that is not too shiny or too matte, just a perfect balance to make your lips look full and plump, especially when the shimmer reflects light. I am absolutely crazy in love with how the color turns out on my pigmented lips. It's another perfect nude for me in a way, something that I can wear any day and with any kind of makeup.
The texture of Bare Peach is what we have come to expect from Tom Ford — creamy smooth, opaque, and richly pigmented. With a few passes, it completely covers my natural lip color while still maintains the lightweight feel. The shimmer is so fine and does not feel gritty at all. The formula falls into lip lines just a tiny bit but if you wear it lightly, it will hardly be noticeable.
The staying power is slightly short as I see signs of fading within 3-4 hours. The longevity is greatly improved when the lipstick is worn over a lip primer. With a lot of shimmer in the formula like this, you'd think it would dry out your lips once it's worn off, but I'm happy to report that Bare Peach does not dry out my lips at all! :)
There is no denying this piece of luxury comes with a hefty price tag, and that is a reason why I buy Tom Ford makeup one piece at a time. Bare Peach is truthfully not the most stunning shade from the lineup, together with its limited availability, I would not consider this a must-have. However, speaking from one (crazy) Tom Ford lipstick fan to another, this is a shade completely worthy of your time and money to have in your collection. :)
UPDATE 10.13.14: ตอนนี้สามารถซื้อสี Bare Peach นี้ได้แล้วที่เว็บไซต์ของ Tom Ford ค่ะ!